Stroll for Strollers, Sit for Seats

We live in a mobile society. We take smart phones with us wherever we go. Some of us drive more than 1-hour from home to find work and even the nearest store is a good walk away.

So what do you do if you have kids but you can’t afford strollers or car seats to take them with you?

Lindsay Healthy Start Family Resource Center is raising money to help families purchase strollers and car seats to keep children safe in our busy lives. To support their effort, the Lindsay Wellness Center is offering you a chance to get out of the heat, get in shape and get families moving in the right direction to safety.

Now through Saturday, Sept. 22, the Lindsay Wellness Center is offering its Stroll For Strollers or Sit for Seats fund-raiser. Every day this week, Wellness Center Director Marie Arroyo is inviting members of the community to take a stroll on their walking path for 30 minutes.

Participants will pay a minimum donation of $5 with 100% of the donation going toward strollers. In other words, the Wellness Center wants you to raise your heart rate and raise funds at the same time.

For those who can’t walk for 30 minutes, Arroyo said the Wellness Center will also be open for people to pay $5 to come in and sit for 30 minutes. All of the money will go toward purchasing car seats for local families. You know, stroll for strollers and sit for seats! Arroyo said residents are welcome to pay the minimum $5 each day, even if you just want to take a break from the heat. Arroyo said residents are invited to come as a group to walk together or sit and chat together.

For those who have not been, the Lindsay Wellness Center offers a variety of health related professionals, fitness classes for adults of all ages, pool therapy, cardio equipment and free weights. The Lindsay Wellness Center is open from 5 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday. The Wellness Center is located at 860 N. Sequoia Drive in Lindsay. For more information, call 559-562-5196 or e-mail Marie Arroyo at


Sign of the Times

Plans are moving forward to erect a pedestal sign at the Lindsay Wellness Center to promote event, such as the Stroll for Strollers, held at the facility.

The Lindsay Hospital District Board requested the 17-foot tall sign which will be viewable from both directions along Sequoia Drive. The Wellness Center is a partnership between the hospital district and City of Lindsay.

The sign includes a 63 square inch display on both sides. During its Sept. 11 meeting, the Lindsay City Council approved the design proposed by the hospital board. City Planner Bill Zigler said the signage would be back-lit with fluorescent lighting. The Wellness Center would be advertised at the top and include the Wellness Center logo. Tenants would be provided below that, with a 1- foot tall multi-colored electronic message board below that to advertise different activities of public interest occurring at the facility.

The sign would provide for a clearance of 10 feet between the ground and base of the sign and would be covered with materials and painted in colors complimentary to the design of the Wellness Center.

“The Board would cover the cost of purchasing and erecting the sign, while the City would plumb the sign with electricity,” Zigler told the Council.

There were no estimates in the report as to how much the sign would cost.

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